Description of Data Element 01251





NAME:         Financial Aid Need                                                



NUMBER:       01251                                                             



FILES/TABLES: SFA                                                               



INTENT:                                                                         
   Student Financial Aid Reporting                                              
   Legislative Reporting                                                        



DEFINITION:                                                                     
   The amount determined at the university by subtracting the                   
   Expected Family Contribution (01250) from the cost of attend-                
   ance.                                                                        



EDIT:                                                                           
   DIAGNOSTIC MESSAGE                                     ERROR LEVEL           
   NON-NUMERIC                                            CRITICAL              
        SFA                                                                     
   ZEROS AND 01248 = X                                    CRITICAL              
        SFA  <                                                                  
   FREQUENCY COUNTS WILL BE PERFORMED ON                  FREQUENCY             
        SFA                                                                     



CODING INSTRUCTIONS:                                                            
   This is the amount used by the Financial Aid Office in                       
   determining the financial need for need-based aid.  For those                
   students not eligible for need-based aid, code 9999999.                      
   This should be equal to the cost of attendance for the number of             
   semesters the student attended minus the expected family contri-             
   bution for the number of semesters the student attended.                     
   The number of semesters used in the calculation for both cost of             
   attendance and expected family contribution should be the same.              



DATABASE INFORMATION:                                                           
   PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 9(7)                                                   
   COLUMN NAME:          FINAID_NEED                                            
   SHORT NAME:           FINNEED                                                



CREATE-CHANGE DATE:  08/19/04                                                   



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